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Choosing a Law Firm can be overwhelming and even intimidating.

Here are 6 Reasons to Choose Anja Klinkert Lawyer & Mediator To Assist You:

  • Anja Klinkert Lawyer & Mediator is a boutique law & mediation service with approachable, professional and discreet advice, able to respond quickly to client needs.

  • Anja Klinkert Lawyer & Mediator believes that personalised attention to clients is the hallmark of a successful service. You are not just another number in our office.

  • Anja Klinkert Lawyer & Mediator is known for her personable, compassionate and knowledgeable legal counsel in all of her practice areas.

  • Anja Klinkert Lawyer & Mediator offers strong advocacy and guidance during difficult times, with an emphasis on empowering her clients in the process.

  • With a focus on the client's particular needs Anja Klinkert offers her services as general lawyer, collaborative lawyer or mediator.

  • By coupling the latest in technology with years of experience, Anja Klinkert Lawyer & Mediator offers her clients exceptional service at an affordable and agreed price.


Anja Klinkert

My full name is Anja Karen Evelyn Klinkert. I was born and raised until aged almost 16 years in what was then West Germany. I have been in New Zealand since 1982 and in Dunedin since 1984. I have a varied work history outside of the law, including unpaid volunteer work, working as a linguist and bone carving. Since 1996 I have been working as a lawyer, firstly in practice as a barrister working mainly at the District and Family Courts in both civil and criminal litigation, then as a staff solicitor and later partner at Kirkland Lawyers. I started out in my own business in 2002 following the dissolution of the Kirkland Lawyers' partnership. Since 2010 I have been working as a mediator (trained by LEADR and AMINZ and accredited as a mediator panel member by LEADR & IAMA). I have also trained as a collaborative lawyer and am a member of Collaborative Advocacy New Zealand (CANZ). I represent clients in the employment jurisdictions, the Family, District and High Courts. I strongly believe in working closely with my clients in order to empower them to find the most authentic solution for them to the problem at hand by offering my services as general lawyer / litigator, collaborative lawyer or mediator.

I enjoy being in business in Dunedin in particular due to the friendly and co-operative work environment. I am part of a great team at Bracken Court, which includes our four legged office junior, Martin. I enjoy a varied practice of the law that sees me in daily contact with our clients presenting me with both professional and academic challenges as well as the opportunity to grow on a personal level. I love living in Dunedin.